Ballina Motel – Almare Motel

Great Value Accommodation in Ballina NSW

Our Ballina Motel, Almare Motel was built in 1975 and bears its name from the Italian translation of “At The Sea”. After many owners, Erin Beattie and Nicole Blackmore purchased the property in mid-2018 as a family owned and run business, with the intention of updating and renovating the property.

Both have a lifelong history in the hospitality industry having worked in hotels and motels around the country. Erin is a chef by trade, and combined they have over 50 years experience. Together they plan to breathe new life into the Almare Tourist Hotel, bringing it into line with modern expectations by providing clean and comfortable accommodation at budget-friendly prices.

Situated in the main street of Ballina, the motel is conveniently located for shopping and eating out. It’s only a short drive to Ballina’s famous beaches and river, and 25 minutes to Byron Bay. It’s an ideal location for both long-haul commuters travelling up and down the east coast, or for those wanting a relaxing getaway in the beautiful Northern Rivers region.

Beautiful Ballina

By The Sea
  • Fantastic Beaches

  • Fishing

  • River Cruises

  • Surfing

  • Bush Walking

  • Galleries

  • Markets

  • Live Music

  • Dining

There are so many things to see and do in Ballina…

What Our Guests Say…

“An excellent, budget-friendly stopover in Ballina. Lovely modern rooms which were tastefully decorated (looks like the interior has been renovated recently) – definitely nicer than many hotels we have stayed in. Clean, spacious and equipped with everything you need for a night or two. The reception staff were very helpful with organising late check-in for us.”


“We like the corner room, it’s quiet and comfortable bed. We’ve stayed there before & will stay there again. The new owners are lovely & helpful. It’s not far to the shopping center in Ballina either Plus an added bonus is they are fully pet friendly – you can have your dog in the room with you! So will definitely use them if ever travelling with our fur babies.”


“Excellent value for money and surprisingly quiet considering it was a bustling business with folk coming and going all the time. The accommodation was perfect, providing everything that one could need. Little bottle of milk on arrival was thoughtful and much appreciated, as was the shampoo and conditioner (some establishments do not provide these!). I enjoyed being in a rear unit of the complex… terrific…”


“Checked in with the welcoming and polite man at reception, and then sent off to our fantastic newly renovated room including microwave and toaster. Just had a short overnight stay en-route to Brisbane, and the Almare was very comforting and homey.”


“Check-in was fast and simple. Our host met with us and gave us fresh milk for coffee, then met our dog and welcomed him and all of us to the Motel. We would definitely recommend the Motel to others and will return there ourselves. Great experience!”


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